If you’re having prolonged sleep troubles, you may be 150% more likely to experience back pain. Among women, the correlation between insomnia and back pain is even higher. We’ve long known that insomnia increases a person’s sensitivity to pain in general, but a new study from the University of Haifa in Israel was the first to discover such a strong correlation between insomnia and back pain specifically. The study was well designed. Over 2,000 healthy, working adults came in for routine physical exams at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv at three intervals over the course of eight years. […]
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Eight out of ten Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association, and back pain is the most common reason for missed days at work. A new study published in the journal Brain Mapping indicates that if you smoke, you’re more likely to experience chronic back pain. Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University found that smoking may strengthen some of the brain circuitry associated with chronic pain (defined as pain lasting five years or more). Among 160 participants studied over a one-year period, smokers had much stronger […]
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